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::: palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
::: temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
::: torrid - (of weather) hot or scorching; passionate; Ex. torrid love affairs
::: statutory - created by statute or legislative action; regulated by statute; Ex. statutory age limit
::: stupefy - stun; make numb (as with a drug); amaze
::: empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
::: remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
::: exceptionable - objectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
::: contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
::: substantive - substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues